Dropping or Withdrawing from Classes
When students decide to drop class(es), it may change their enrollment status. Financial aid is based on a student's enrollment status as of the census date (typically the 14th day of the Fall and Spring semester but not Summer). Students may refer to the Course Schedule & Registration Guide for the actual census date of each semester. The following chart shows the different enrollment statuses:
The Financial aid Office tries to credit financial aid to the student's account 7 days before the semester begins so that the MTSU Bursar's Office can process the financial aid refund. Students are encouraged to set up direct Deposit so that the financial aid refund can be sent electronically to a back account designated by the student by the first day of classes. However, if a student changes his/her enrollment status before the census date, financial aid may be adjusted. Or, if the student drops a course before it begins even if it is dropped after the census date, financial aid may be adjusted. If aid is adjusted, a balance will then be owed to MTSU.